2019 Patient Engagement Dinner

The Patient Engagement Dinner brings together patient advocacy organizations, academia, regulators, the biotechnology industry, and other stakeholders for an evening of robust programming featuring discussions on how patient-centered healthcare is being addressed in Ohio. This event also provides an invaluable opportunity for networking to advance partnerships and careers in the healthcare ecosystem.

Join us for an evening of hope and patient perspectives capped off by an elegant dinner celebrating Ohio’s bioscience community as we focus on the most important part of bioscience – its impact on patients here at home and around the world.

Since 1988, BioOhio has held an Annual Meeting to spotlight trends in Ohio’s growing bioscience industry. As BioOhio enters its 32nd year, we extend a special thank you to all of our attendees, speakers, sponsors and supporters for making past meetings so enjoyable.


4 pm – Patient Engagement Panel

The Patient Engagement Panel features insights on how discoveries in pharmaceuticals, new patient treatment protocols, and cutting edge advancement in medical devices are making a lasting impact in patients’ lives.

5:15 – Patient Perspective Reception

As direct recipients of care and innovations in bioscience, patients have a vital perspective on our industry. These patients or patient advocates will serve as ambassadors guiding attendees through their personal journeys in recovery, and why it is essential to have an actively engaged care team as part of the healing process. 

  • Aaron Boster, Multiple Sclerosis
  • Ian Burkhart, Neurostimulation
  • L. Scott Clay, Diabetes Ambassador
  • David Friedenberg, Neurostimulation
  • Judy Huang, Glaucoma
  • Kristin Kerwin, LAM
  • Kelly Maynard, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  • Cathy Patten, Patient Access
  • Annie J. Ross – Womack, Sickle Cell Disease
  • Michelle Wilson, Diabetes
  • Don Wright, Mental Health

6:15 – Dinner and Welcome Remarks from BioOhio & PhRMA

7:00 – Keynote Address

A Little Missionary Kid’s Trip from Thailand to The Ohio Supreme Court to Advocate

  • Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton, Retired Ohio Supreme Court | Project Director, Stepping Up Ohio

7:45 – Closing Remarks and Sweet Outcomes Dessert Reception

Patient Ambassadors will once again mingle with guests to share their stories of what an impact patient engagement and personalized care has made in their lives and their journey to recovery.


Click here to view sponsorship opportunities for the Patient Engagement Dinner, or download the sponsorship PDF below.


BioOhio Member:  $150

Non-Member:  $200

Member 1/2 Table (4 tickets):  $500

Non Member 1/2 Table (4 tickets):  $700

Member Table (8 tickets):  $1,000

Non Member Table (8 tickets):  $1,400


St. Charles Preparatory School

2010 E Broad St.

Columbus, OH 43209